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Priya Ramani summoned in MJ Akbar defamation case for her allegations of sexual conduct

Ramani and other women have accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo movement in India.

Justice Murlidhar, the Delhi HC judge whose transfer split Supreme Court collegium

The Delhi HC judge, known for 'bold pronouncements', is at the heart of the latest row in the judiciary as proposals to transfer him have been stalled.

Larger Supreme Court bench to hear plea against Sanskrit shlokas, Hindi prayer at KVs

An advocate has challenged a policy tweak that made it compulsory for students of all KVs to chant Sanskrit shlokas and a Hindi prayer in the morning assembly.

SC wanted to transfer Delhi HC judge, but put it on hold after dissent in collegium

The proposal to transfer Justice S. Muralidhar was discussed twice — first in December and then again in January, says a report.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi reconstitutes 5-judge bench for Ayodhya bench

Besides CJI Gogoi, others in the bench are Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer.

Supreme Court upholds Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code in entirety

The top court, however, rules that related parties under the IBC should mean a person connected with the business.

Final report of Assam NRC should be completed by July 31, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said that the upcoming general election and exercise of NRC should not be affected, and asked the competent authorities to sit together to plan them.

Won’t betray collegium trust but recent decisions disappointing: Retired SC judge Lokur

Retired judge breaks silence on judge elevation row, says not aware of additional material that could have led to collegium rescinding December decision.

Bar Council asks Modi for Rs 50,000-crore allocation in Budget for lawyers’ welfare

In letter to Modi, BCI lists 10 demands for welfare of advocates, including an insurance cover of Rs 20 lakh and stipend for ‘needy new entrants’.

SC grants bail to 4 rioters convicted in 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre

The rioting had taken place on February 28, 2002, in the Naroda Patiya area of Ahmedabad where a mob had killed 97 people.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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